Alarum within. Enter KING DUNCAN,
LENNOX, with attendants, meeting a bleeding
What bloody man is that? He can report,
As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt
The newest state.
is the sergeant
Who like a good and hardy soldier fought
5'Gainst my captivity. Hail, brave friend!
Say to the king the knowledge of the broil
As thou didst leave it.
As two spent swimmers that do cling together
And choke their art. The merciless Macdonwald—
10Worthy to be a rebel, for to that
The multiplying villanies of nature
Do swarm upon him—from the Western Isles
Of kerns and gallowglasses is supplied,
And fortune, on his damnèd quarrel smiling,
15Showed like a rebel’s whore. But all’s too weak,
For brave Macbeth—well he deserves that
Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel,
Which smoked with bloody execution,
Like valor’s minion carved out his passage
20Till he faced the slave;
Which ne'er shook hands, nor bade farewell to him,
Till he unseamed him from the nave to th' chops,
And fixed his head upon our battlements.
O valiant cousin! Worthy gentleman!